Stampin’ Up! Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop Birthday


Well, here we are again with a team blog hop. We have a full slate of bloggers with us today with some great projects, so, come on along and join the fun!

My contribution for today’s hop theme of BIRTHDAY, is this cute birthday card for a 5 year old boy. It is my first attempt at a spinner card, and I have to say it was a fun one to do. wild wing creations-4

I was inspired to make this card by a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Jenni Murnane of Australia. You can find the tutorial here.

There are written instructions with photos of each step and also a video.

For this method you will be stitching the spinner on the sewing machine, which makes it very durable.

I chose to use the Sea of Textures Bundle, which includes both stamps and dies. This bundle saves you 10% over purchasing them separately. This is a wonderful set with many possibilities. My card is a 5″ x 7″ size. The card base is Pacific Point.

As Jenni’s instructions are so clear, I will not give any details here about cutting the card front and stitching the spinner. I did not make a frame around the circle and I think I should have. Hind sight is 20/20.

I began by embossing a panel of blue paper from my stash that gave the appearance of water, using the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After cutting the circles and the octopus and stitching it, I began to die cut the rest of the pieces I would use.

The sand dollars are cut from Sahara Sand. The tall grasses are Pear Pzazz and Old Olive. One of the coral pieces is cut from Whisper White and the other from Calypso Coral. The little fish are Daffodil Delight.Many of these smaller items can be cut from scraps. Card cuts for these are approximate.

The net is cut from Vellum and the octopus is stamped with Smoky Slate on Smoky Slate card stock, then die cut. I had to reverse stamp the octopus using a piece of Window Sheet as a front and a back are needed for this spinner. A symmetrical die would be much easier to use.

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All the pieces are adhered with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I used a mat of the same paper as for the front, then die cut the hole in the Whisper White panel so the ‘water’ would show behind the octopus when the card was closed. Hind sight again is 20/20…I could have put some little fish in this area to show behind my spinner.wild wing creations-5

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from an older stamp set, but there are any number of current stamps you could use. The ‘adventure’ sentiment is from the Sea of Textures, as is the coral (stamped in Calypso Coral)  and the sea grass (stamped in Old Olive).

The envelope flap has the same watery looking paper on the flap and more sea grass on the front.

Now on with the hop! You can go on to Mary’s blog by clicking the NEXT image, or back to Karen’s by clicking PREVIOUS. Or, just click on a name to go to her blog.



  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Shirley Gentry
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Julie Johnston – You Are Here
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Nanette Tracy
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Amy Koenders 

Card Cuts: Pacific Point: card base 7″ x 10″ scored at 5″; Whisper White: panel for stitching spinner 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″, inside liner 4″ x 6″, coral 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″; Any DSP to be water: front panel 5″ x 7″, inside panel 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″; Smoky Slate: scrap large enough to cut 2 octopus pieces; Daffodil Delight: fish 1-1/2″ x 3″; Old Olive: grasses(2) 2″ x 5″; Pear Pzazz: grass 2″ x 2-1/2″; Calypso Coral: coral 2″ x 2″; Sahara Sand: sand dollars 2″ x 3″; Vellum: net 4″ x 4″

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